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Unlock the power of Desmos in your classroom ...

"The course was BRILLIANT - I had no idea how much more I would easily be able to do on Desmos."

The Desmos Graphing Calculator is a free tool that can be used on a number of different devices: laptops, tablets or phones. In this live online webinar, we will look at how the effective use of Desmos can help to deepen students’ understanding of probability.  

The webinar will include graphing calculator skills and a discussion of how this will help students develop their understanding of probability in GCSE and A level Mathematics. 

The webinar will feature approximately 45 minutes of delivered content on how to use Desmos for probability. Teachers can interact by asking private questions to the presenters in this time. This will be followed by an opportunity for teachers to interact more openly by chatting with other participants on the webinar. 

A recording of the first 45 minutes will be available to applicants after the webinar; the final 15 minutes of interaction will not be recorded.

Aims

  • To develop your skills when using the Desmos Graphing Calculator
  • To consider effective strategies for using Desmos in GCSE and A level Mathematics

Who will benefit from attending?

This webinar is ideal for all teachers of GCSE or A level Mathematics who want to make greater use of technology in their teaching. Please join us to see how easy it is to use Desmos.

Absolute beginners to Desmos are welcome - no prior knowledge or experience will be assumed.

"The way it was delivered allowed a bit of toe dipping into the wide realm of Desmos functionality. But crucially delivered in a way that gives enough confidence to have a go at any aspect!" 

Presenting Team

Natalie Vernon
Natalie Vernon
A level Maths Professional Development Coordinator

 @NatalieV_MEI

Sarah Denison
Sarah Denison
Maths Education Support Leader
 @SarahDenisonMEI

 

Tom Button
Tom Button
AMSP Technology PD Lead
 @MathsTechnology

Content

Teaching Probability with Desmos

  • Visualising probability
  • Using simulations
  • Taking random samples
  • Binomial distribution
  • Normal distribution

Materials and equipment

Delegates will be expected to join this session via an internet-connected computer or tablet. 

Other information

The online webinars will take place via a Zoom webinar and be recorded. Recordings will be made available to all teachers enrolled and subsequently will also be made available on the AMSP website. Individual teachers will not be identified within the recording.

Eligibility

This webinar is only open to teachers working in state-funded schools or colleges in the UK.

Cost

This course is free of charge to teachers working in state-funded schools, colleges and academies in England.

Key facts

  • Reference:#12663
  • Audience:Teachers
  • Curriculum focus:11-16 Maths, A level Mathematics
  • Mathematical focus:Use of technology
  • Format:Online
  • Duration:1 hour(s)
  • Online sessions:1
  • Region:National
  • Venue:Online Zoom Webinar
  • Start date:02 May 2024
  • Course times:17:00 - 18:00
  • Fee:Free for state-funded schools

Queries?

If you have any queries about this event, please do not hesitate to contact:

Teacher Support Team
[email protected]

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